Actress Constance Lau Starts Biz Selling Royce’-Style Handmade Nama Chocolates From Condo
Chocoholics might want to check out Crazy Rich Asians actress Constance Lau’s new home-based business Coco Labo. Launched last December, the biz specialises in handmade nama chocolates, a type of Japanese ganache made with melted chocolate and fresh cream, then sliced into bite-sized blocks and dusted with cocoa powder. Nama means “raw” in Japanese and refers to the treat’s fresh, pure form. Popularised more recently by Japan’s Royce’ confectionery, the decadent delight is one of Constance’s favourite snacks. She loves the velvety, melt-in-your-mouth texture of nama chocolates, so she decided to partner her friend, a food scientist, to create their own flavours.“I’ve always wanted to try more interesting flavours [for nama chocolates that are not common in Singapore]. So, one day, while we were chatting and snacking on chocolates, I asked my friend if he could make them, and that’s how we decided to start our own business,” the 31-year-old tells 8days.sg.